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For sale is a vintage CHEW MAIL POUCH METAL ADVERTISING THERMOMETER. This superb general store size advertising sign has its original working thermometer. The sign is very good condition with some surface wear consistent with the sign’s age. Mail Pouch was the Bloch Brothers Tobacco Company’s most popular product. This large metal sign measures 39 inches long and 8 inches wide. A top notch tobacciana collectible.

The Bloch Brothers Tobacco Company, was also known as Helme Tobacco Company. The brothers began manufacturing cigars in 1879 as a side-line to Samuel Bloch’s wholesale grocery business after they discovered that the left-over cigar clippings could be flavored and packaged in a paper bag, and then sold. The company was best known for their Mail Pouch chewing tobacco. The Mail Pouch popular chew was advertised on over 20,000 barns, most of which were located in the rural Ohio River Valley. Each barn had an end or side painted with the familiar Mail Pouch lettering and advertising, “Treat yourself to the best.”

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 40 × 10 × 1 in